By Our Reporter
The Presidential Advisor on Special Operations and First Son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has directed the Uganda Police Force (UPF) to swiftly investigate the causes of two fire outbreaks at Makerere University’s Ivory Tower, which destroyed property worth millions of shillings on Sunday morning.
The destructive fires ravaged the Uniervsity’s main administration building, burning down several offices and furniture until the police fire brigade managed to put it out.
“This is a tragedy and it’s unacceptable. I hope the relevant authorities quickly establish whether this was an accident or foul play. I am confident we can rebuild our building soon,” Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba tweeted shortly after the first fire outbreak.
We have since established that later in the evening a few minutes past 8:00Pm, a few hours after First Lady and Minister for Education and Sports H.E Janet Kataha Museveni had visited the University, another fire broke out at the same building, burning the rest of the offices that had survived the first inferno.
By close of day yesterday, detectives from the Police Fire Department had already kicked investigations to establish what could have caused both fires.
— Charles Etukuri (@EtukuriCharles) September 20, 2020
However, in a bid to calm all the agitated Ugandans, MUK Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, assured all current students and alumni of the university that they should not panic because all the documents that were destroyed by the fire were secured in digital form, hence they are safe.
“The fire at our Main Building was a very big tragedy. However, I would like to assure all our alumni, staff, students, and General public that ALL our records past and current; Human Resource, student, Academic and financial records are ALL safely stored in digital form,” Prof. Nawangwe tweeted on Sunday.